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LINKTV
Jan 11, 2013 7:00pm PST
government troops recaptured a strategic town with the help of french air strikes. celebrations in central africa as the government signed a cease-fire deal with the rebels. police in the u.k. unveil a report detailing 50 years of sex abuse by one of britain's biggest tv stars. it is yet another fail for the party is trying offer a solution to serious conflict. american and russian diplomats meeting in geneva for five hours. the only thing they could agree on is talking some more. when it came time for the u.s. special envoy to the region to address reporters, all he could do was expressed sympathy for syria. >> we are all very deeply aware of the immense suffering of the syrian people. it has gone on for far too long. we all stressed the need for a speedy end to the bloodshed, to the destruction, and also the violence in syria. we stress again that, in our view, there was no military solution to this conflict. >> the suffering of the people continues inside the country. video uploaded by activists accuse -- apparently shows the government shelling a village. al jazeera cannot conf
FOX Business
Jan 5, 2013 1:00am EST
see. john: what if you are hiding things you don't want the government to see? >> whatever it is that what. >> the founder of with a pds. >> the internet and communication. that would be good. john: the teacher does not have to be good. john: freedom to put up. >> will increase. john: that's our show. ♪ john: what keeps you safe? what prevents fraud? most people you asks a government. governnt must lay out the rules and punish fraud. protect people. so government regulates. over the years as more regulations and america we now have 170,000 pages of rules. people think we can't live without these, but then came the internet. almost eirely unregulated, and it works. it is given us a new level of freedom. let's call it freedom -- "freedom 2.0". i could not have imagined it before coble, would compete. i assume the services like those could not work. what a jke. who would buy an unseen product from a total stranger without government regulation, it would make sure that the sellers are honest and a product for the. another joke. who would trust it that is why we need the world but in the
SFGTV2
Jan 8, 2013 10:30am PST
with government * . i ran it for almost nine years. and when i was elected to office four years ago, i was unfortunately more surprised than i wanted to be about how far behind san francisco government was. this was very 2008, 2009. with you i'm really proud of the leaps and bounds we have taken as a city * . i was proud in 2010 to help move forward legislation to really bring together city departments to work in a coordinated way with our committee on information technology. to help create a chief information officer position for the city. i was also proud to work with then mayor newsome in passing the first generation of open data legislation that we have. but as our civil grand jury in june pointed out, our i-t in san francisco is still in need of a culture shock. and this is where all of us come in today. we have 200 data sets that have already been put out there, but by and large the data sets put out by city government are data sets that i think show us in a very positive way. from my perspective, it's important for us to keep on pushing data sets that allow us to deal with the s
SFGTV2
Jan 8, 2013 8:00am PST
done all the work that goes into the mfac award and the great government consulting as they pick the products to bring a lot of innovation to san francisco. cory? give cory a round of applause. [applause] >> thank you, chris. thank you so much for all of your hard work, chris. none of this could be possible without your efforts. good evening. the good government awards are incredibly important in san francisco. it's a chance for us to honor the tremendous work that happens in the city and also to honor the individuals who are responsible for some of that success. congratulations to all of our honorees. we're very grateful for your work. let's give a hand for them. [applause] the good government awards also support spur's good government work. it is a central part of our mission. our agenda is admittedly ambitious. we analyze every local measure on the san francisco ballot, which until recently was a pretty formidable task. we participate in most of the major issues of city government from pension and payroll tax reform to some of the most important discussions on how we fund a lot of
FOX Business
Jan 6, 2013 9:00pm EST
show. ♪ john: what keeps you safe? what prevents fraud? most people you asks a government. government must lay out the rules and punish fraud. protect people. so government regulates. over the years as more regulaons and america we now have 170,000 pages of rules. people think we can't live without these, but then came the internet. almost entirely unreguted, and it works. it is given us a new level of freedom. let's call it freedom -- "freedom 2.0". i could not have imagined it before coble, would compete. i assume the services like those could not work. what a joke. who would buy an unseen product from a total stranger without government regulation, it would makeure that the sellers are honest and a product for the. another joke. who would trust it. thats why we need the world but in the encyclopedia of britannica. my dad. even i have constantlycomplains about government control could @%t imagine what would be created outside them. one who did imagine it is jimmy wales who founded with the pds. how did you think this would work? >> well, it's interesting. when i started that did not
FOX Business
Jan 4, 2013 12:00am EST
want us to see. john: what if you are hiding things you don't want the government to see? >> whatever it is that what. >> the founder of with a pds. >> the internet and communication. that would be good. john: the teacher does not have to be good. john: freedom to put up. >> will increase. john: that's our show. ♪ john: what keeps you safe? what prevents fraud? most people you asks a government. government must lay out the rules and punish fraud. protect people. so government regulates. over the years as more regulations and america we now have 170,000 pages of rules. people think we can't live without these, but then came the internet. almo entirely unregulated, and it works. it is given us a new level of freedom. let's call it freedom -- "freedom 2.0". i could not have imagined it before coble, would compete. i assume the services like those could not work. what a joke. who would buy an unseen product from a total stranger without government regulation, it would make sure that the sellers are honest and a product for the. another joke. who would trust it. that is why we need the w
FOX News
Jan 5, 2013 12:00pm PST
complains about government control could @%t imagine what would be created outside them. one who did imagine it is jimmy wales who founded with the pds. how did you think this would work? >> well, it's interesting. when i started that did not think about competing with anybody. i had any idea and a bunch of friends, and we just are typing and try to figure it out as we went along and had some failures and then later some successes along the way. john: you started for something called nubia combat that did not work. >> the concept was that if we were going to have an internet encyclopedia it needed to be even more academic than a traditional encyclopedia. we had a seven stage review process to organize it. it was very intimidating for people to get involved in. it was a complete failure, and we stumbled across the concept and started using the software. we get more done in two weeks and almost two years. it was amazing. john: and then it built. all of these people are editing in adding things themselves. the usage rate kept rising. >> today we have nearly 500 million people using
LINKTV
Jan 12, 2013 2:00pm PST
french government was saying it wasn't going to put troops in. what changed things? >> well, lauren, you are right. as recently as i think two months ago, in october and november of 2012 francois hollande was saying yes, he could consider sending troops into mali but they would be just for training and logistics. but the request mali put out this week specifically to france for military assistance really changed things and also the speed at which things were moving on the ground. france couldn't wait for the ecowas force to get fully operational. there was an announcement friday that that ecowas force would be deployed quicker but when france made the decision to be send troops in they didn't know ecowas was going to speed up the deployment and really mali's government was crumbling. the army was retreating so far and france considered this such an important issue for not just regional stability and security that it decided it had to get involved. >> in the meantime, reaction from the islamists in the area warning that french interests would be put at risk by the actions in mali, th
FOX Business
Jan 6, 2013 1:00am EST
and also lets us keep a closer watch on government. this by select -- bicyclist went into a cop but then the camera vv v. -- reveal the truth. these people could show a chord spend your money in repulsive ways and many watched the video and before "the new york times" ran a single story about the scandal congress moved to stop giving acorn your money. >> i have co-sponsored the bill to stop funding the reprehensible enterprise. john: the private digital currency to buy what government does not want you to. i do not suggest you buy illegal things but choice is good. it is freedom 2.0. it gives more options and makes a harder for government to control. that is a good thing. that is our show. thanks for watching. on to f an friends.com. ching. on to f an see you tomorrow. >> the pigs at the trough because the pork is alive and well in d.c. the year is only one week old and lawmakers already handing out tens of billions of dollars, for green energy, electric motorcycles, nascar, hollywood, even rum makers in the caribbean. proponents say this is great news for jobs, but with nearly 16 1
LINKTV
Jan 10, 2013 5:30am PST
negotiations between the pkk and turkish government are at a delicate stage. the leader of the pkk, jailed in turkey at the moment, is being talked to by the turkish government trying to find some sort of peaceful solution to this situation. the pkk have been fighting for some 28 years. i think the speculation at the moment is going to be whether this was something contract by the turkish government or whether it is something that was actually an internal feud, maybe some people opposed to the peace process from within the pkk. obviously there could be many other possibilities of how blues -- these women and of dead. those are two avenues. >> thank you very much. as rory was telling us, he was giving us information about the pkk. as he has been saying, it has been fighting authorities for 25 years, turkish authorities. its members want to will themselves in the southeast of the country. over 40,000 people are said to have died in the violence. four days ago, one soldier and 14 rebels were killed near the border with iraq. on wednesday turkey said it agreed with a peace plan with th
FOX News
Jan 5, 2013 7:00am PST
building nascar race tracks, that you wouldn't have built without credits from the government. it's not a great policy long run, but it will make jobs in the short run. >> you're the only guy who likes electric motor scooters and nascar. >> it's time for an opportunity to take my scooter out on the track. >> brenda: all right. gary b, i have a feeling you don't agree. >> i don't, brenda. look, i do agree with one point jonas made, no one can disagree that stimulus spending creates jobs. we're all in agreement about that. the real question, is that dollar better spent by the government or is it spent-- better spent by the private sector? look, this has been studied and the multiplier, essentially, what does a dollar create in the gdp? the multiplier for government spending, stimulus spending is .64, that means every dollar you and i, brenda, give to the government and for our taxes, only raises gdp 64 cents. it says right there, no matter if you think it's great to have wind farms or hollywood producers getting breaks, the money is spent inefficiently, it's much better spent as gary
WHUT
Jan 10, 2013 7:30am EST
newspaper china and government officials is grabbing more attention and making more headlines. staff at the nonfonjomo say they were censored and accuse the latest addition to taking a jab at the communist party. the weekly published second edition was out on thursday, the first time hitting newsstands since the allegations surfaced. >> translator: i came to buy the newspaper to know what's happening here and to know the truth. >> translator: media restrictions are getting tighter. the government's propaganda division should be disbanded. >> editors did not run a story detailing their allegations that communist party officials forced them to change new year editorials counting for freedom and democracy and they did not mention the anti-september sore ship demonstrations happening this week. instead, editors wrote that even though the party has the right to control the media, it should change with the times. no demonstrators gathered on thursday outside the head office of the nonfonjomo. that's the first time in four days. authorities have been deploying dozens of police officers to deta
KCSMMHZ
Jan 8, 2013 6:00am PST
mouse with chinese government vessels in the east china sea, and he's watched north korean leaders launch rockets. abe is moving forward with plans to strengthen national defense. abe intends to scrap guidelines endorsed by the former government. defense ministry officials have drawn up their budget request for the upcoming fiscal year. they're looking for an additional 100 billion yen, more than 1 billion u.s. dollars. leaders are expected to use some of those funds to increase surveillance around the senkaku islands in the east china sea. the japanese government bought them from a private owner in september. china and taiwan also claim the islands. chinese government ships have entered japanese waters repeatedly since the islands were nationalized. abe and members of his cabinet will consider increasing the number of personnel in the self-defense forces, and they're looking at spending more on equipment. >>> those chinese government ships entered japanese waters against this week. four maritime surveillance vessels navigated near the senkaku islands for more than 13 hours. later
FOX News
Jan 5, 2013 8:00am PST
creating new rules . and i talk to them. they have to hire their own burrcrat to dole with the government burrcrats. >> emac said you need new administrators and czars. >> maybe it would add jobs. but it is important to point out regulations are necessary. even governor romney said that . porly -- case in point. oregon is coming out with a law that makes employers not discriminate against unemployed applicants that is it important. we have seen discrimination there. that is good for the economy. >> steve, you can always justify thingings. but the bottom line regulations are a tax on business. are they not? >> they are indeed and people who love regulations make it a choice between anarchy and reguleses. in term of job creation and having bankings. i know a midsize bank had to hire a thousand people of compliiance and that means fewer loan officers. regulations are a burden pure and simple . the p.m. claims to be for maul business and jobs and yet he comes out with a basket full that hits at jobs. >> rich put it in the right way n from the beginning. they have to hire someone to keep track
FOX News
Jan 8, 2013 1:00pm PST
saved it, the government, us. the taxpayer that has funded the bailout that saved that company doing those nor man rock well commercials. now the subject to be punished by the company. so what do you think? >> what is going on aig has confirmed for fox business that the board will meet at some time to decide whether this to join former aig chief hang greenberg's lawsuit against the government basically hank greenberg is saying that the government bailout was run by government overseers who ran amok with auditors and lawyers and government officials. who did not do right by the governmental bailout. he is basically saying that aig had to sell off $56 billion in assets to repay the u.s. government that the government overcharged aig punitive interest rates of 14%. that essentially basically there wasn't a government bailout, it was government bailout that hurt the company. now, we have one saying this is suing the paramedics who gave you cpr because he did not give you a pillow. we have other congressmen sending letters to aig. basically saying, aig, you are the poster company for gree
KCSMMHZ
Jan 10, 2013 6:00am PST
standoff over censorship with the government. welcome to nhk world "newsline." journalists at "nanfang zhoumo" aren't backing down in their very public dispute with chinese government officials. they say they were censored earlier this month and so they have used their latest edition to take a jab at the ruling communist party. >>> here's more from beijing. >> reporter: they published their second edition of the year on thursday. it's the first time it hit newsstands since the censorship allegations surfaced. >> translator: i came to buy the newspaper to know what's happening here and to know the truth. >> translator: media restrictions are getting tighter. the government's propaganda division should be disbanded. >> reporter: editors did not run a story detailing their complaint that communist party officials forced them to change a new year editorial calling for freedom and democracy and they did not mention the anti-censorship demonstrations that have been happening this week. instead, editors wrote that even though the party has the right to control the media, it should ch
CSPAN
Jan 6, 2013 8:15am EST
and government and the reckoning that lies ahead." mr. rothkopf, a lot of people think big government and big business go hand in hand. >> guest: well, they do go hand in hand, but government's playing field for power, and so business introduces itself there to guide it in the directions that it wants to go. but, of course, a lot of people in big business or in the financial community would prefer it if they went on in their way unimpeded by government, and so that's another front in this particular power struggle. >> host: one of the points you make in "power, inc." is there are some multi-national corporations who make more money, control more money than most of the governments on earth. >> guest: yeah. well, big companies, big companies like walmart, you know, have more employees than some of the smaller countries in the world. but, you know, a company like exxon, you know, has revenues that are bigger than the gdp of all but probably 30 or 40 countries on earth. and, therefore, it has resources that allow it to set up offices in more countries than most countries have embassies, p
LINKTV
Jan 9, 2013 2:00pm PST
fierce debate between the government and opposition over weather the constitution requires the new president to be sworn in on thursday. >> until the new president can be sworn in, officials in the current administration will have the job of governing the country. the court ruled they could continue to fully exercise their functions under the principle of continuity of government. >> the supreme court announced the decision in an eagerly awaited tv broadcast. a constitutional row broke out after it became clear that the reelected president would be unable to attend. >> it is possible for the reelected president to take his oath of office before the supreme court at a date later than january 10, 2013. if he is unable to do so on that date before the national assembly. that is compatible with the constitution. >> chavez has ruled venezuela as president since 1999, but the ailing politician has had to return to cuba several times for repeat cancer treatment. >> he can no longer be the president of the public, so there must be a new electoral process. >> four leading members of his soc
CSPAN
Jan 12, 2013 6:20pm EST
accountability from their government. i recently saw a poll that three out of four americans support spending cuts across the boards. these hard-working taxpayers are tired of petty battles. they are frustrated with the lack of progress in their elected leaders. in 2009, the president pledged to cut the annual deficit in half but the end of his first term. instead, we have seen four straight years of trillion dollar deficits and national debt exceeding $16 trillion. rather than cutting waste list spending, the federal government added $4 billion each day to our gross national debt. this path is not sustainable. i support a more limited government that is focused on fulfilling its court duties and responsibilities. only then can we identified the national priorities were the of taxpayer funding. the constitution clearly states that the top right your the for congress is to provide for the common defense. despite this duty, nearly one trillion dollars in critical national security funding is scheduled to be dangerously cut from the defense budget over the next decade. all become some l
LINKTV
Jan 5, 2013 7:00am PST
african republic take yet another town. the venezuelan government says president chavez could begin another term even if he is too ill to be sworn in. despite what you see, these are fished out of water. they are living in the israeli desert. he was killed by a mob, allegedly for desecrating the koran. him was in police custody when angry villagers drag him from his cell, beat him to death, and set his body on fire. police in pakistan are still trying to find out who he was. we went to the province where it happened. warnings, there are images in this report, you may find disturbing. this man was taken from the police station in pakistan. he was murdered for allegedly desecrating the koran. >> police officials describe hundreds of villagers came to the police station. they took the man from behind these bars. they took him to the second floor, dropped his body, and set him on fire. >> seven police officials have been suspended since the killing last month. they were not able to protect a man into custody and did not even have a name for him. they say the mob overpowered them after s
CSPAN
Jan 10, 2013 11:00pm EST
their own houses. the private sector and the government is to promote our proper building techniques to the general public was to go expertise and construction workers and enforce compliance. the government to haiti should be declaring weakness in the housing. they would face higher back of growth, building another state, the solution we are not implementing, must continue to lead in the development in this section of priority building. another stronger local and national hunt declared two of them. one for the evaluation of a house. another one on the area for the construction of the house and the building. and you see that the building that the ambassador show us for the next year and for 2014. the ministry of commerce -- some building. if you want to roll to play in the reconstruction, we are sure have work, not only what worries can be, but how they can be used to reconstruct. we need to build not only houses, building, would, but also initiates his and creativity to build a new society and a new country. thank you for your attention. [applause] >> thank you very much. and i'd like t
PBS
Jan 11, 2013 7:00pm PST
"newsline." japanese government is following through on its promises to give the economy a shot in the arm. government leaders have agreed on a stimulus package worth $115 billion. they hope to boost growth by 2%. the government will allocate the funds to three areas. more than $40 billion will go to rebuilding after the earthquake and tsunami and to disaster prevention. workers will use the funds repairing infrastructure such as tunnels and bridges. about $35 billion will be spent on measures to ensure security and revitalized communities. and about $35 billion will be spent on driving growth. some of that will support business ventures. other funds will go into promoting joint research projects between universities and companies. stimulus package plus spending by local governments and the private sector will add up to $230 billion. >> translator: governments under the democratic party focused only on redistribution. they didn't make enough effort to increase incomes and expand the economy. i'm determined to change the basic philosophy. i'm going to boost the profits of japanese compa
KCSMMHZ
Jan 11, 2013 6:00am PST
economy. >>> welcome to nhk world "newsline." japanese government is following through on its promises to give the economy a shot in the arm. government leaders have agreed on a stimulus package worth $115 billion. they hope to boost growth by 2%. the government will allocate the funds to three areas. more than $40 billion will go to rebuilding after the earthquake and tsunami and to disaster prevention. workers will use the funds repairing infrastructure such as tunnels and bridges. about $35 billion will be spent on measures to ensure security and revitalized communities. and about $35 billion will be spent on driving growth. some of that will support business ventures. other funds will go into promoting joint research projects between universities and companies. stimulus package plus spending by local governments and the private sector will add up to $230 billion. >> translator: governments under the democratic party focused only on redistribution. they didn't make enough effort to increase incomes and expand the economy. i'm determined to change the basic philosophy. i'm going to b
LINKTV
Jan 9, 2013 7:00pm PST
. in the past few weeks, the government said the president was slowly but surely recovering and getting better. then they announced he had a setback and is still recovering -- suffering from a respiratory infection. the latest medical report was that he was stable. not saying that he has made any significant recovery from respiratory complications. that is really the question the venezuelans want to know, when or if he is going to be able to return to the presidency. >> u.s. vice president joe biden said the white house is prepared to use executive orders as well as legislation to tighten gun control. he is leading pro and anti-gun groups as part of a task force on gun violence. >> america has seen mass shootings with frantic response. the makeshift memorial, the politicians promising change. that never happens. as vice president joe biden begins meeting on the issue of gun violence, he says this time it is different. >> every once in awhile, something awakens the conscience of the country. seenis like nothing i've in my career. >> after 26 or killed in a connecticut classroom,
LINKTV
Jan 10, 2013 8:00am PST
now!" >> in the name of the legitimate government of the commander president who was reelected by the venezuelan people, the leader of this model land, the government open is the decision of the supreme court of justice. their work and their voice is sacred. >> venezuela has postponed today's presidential inauguration as hugo chÁvez remains hospitalized in cuba. the venezuelan supreme court says chÁvez is still president, but the opposition is calling for a caretaker government and elections. we host a debate. a victory in the campaign against stop and frisk. >> going to the store in coming from the store, they're going to stop you. >> they stop about 90% of the people coming in. >> i don't mind the police being here, but not the harassment. >> new york police are not allowed to routinely stop pedestrians outside private residential buildings in the bronx. all of that and more coming up. this is "democracy now!," democracynow.org, the war and peace report. i'm amy goodman. at least five people have been killed in u.s. drone strike in pakistan earlier today. the strike hit a home
FOX Business
Jan 5, 2013 12:00am EST
agree with john that a lot of blame has to be placed on the government's policies. melissa: sam, saying 6% would be the new normal, that is a horrible number because we're we'r standing right now at 7.8%, we have 20 two million people who are not working as much as they would like to or totally unemployed, 22 million people who to earn more money and work more hours in order to support thr family. we tick down to six, that can be america's future. >> when you have a government that pays people to be unemployed, where the people can retire early and that baby boomers are retiring, when women of child bearing age choose to stay home with their families, 4% unemployment is not really normal. that's, that's really, when we look back when we have had 4% unemployment in the past it is typically been in periods when we had significantly rising wage pressures and inflationary pressures in the u.s. economy. 4% unemmoment has usually been just before big problems emerged. so 4% is, in that sense i don't think a reasonable, long-term achievable norm. melissa: peter this, is one of the slow
FOX Business
Jan 7, 2013 8:00pm EST
make sense. it does not represent so much as a drop in the bucket. government watch dog, said that is the problem with bailouts, taxpayers keep losing out. tconsideratioty young is here t. the markets were sanguine on this, saying no surprise, blah, blah, blah, but i think it is offensive. >> of course, it is offensive, when bank of america took over countrywide loans under tarp the federal government agreed to payback any losses that bank of america had, when bank of america writes a $10 billion check to fannie mae, tax payers will be on the hook, the executives of fan may and freddy hacker losing money, and still getting bonus us. in private sector you get fired. neil: you know what is weird is that. the bank is paying the penalties for an entity that government all but forced it to buy. you have to wonder when fannie gets its just desserts and we get just some of our money. >> you know this is a sweet deal for the gse's that continue to override. you know you hit the nail on the head, 10 billion-dollars, that in the scheme of things, does not seem like a lot. but to the taxpayers w
FOX News
Jan 12, 2013 8:00am PST
explain. >> one of the scandal is not the deficits, but the fact that federal government collects 2.5 trillion. with the consumption or sales tax, this is the lone way we can limit how much money gets to the federal government and more businesses would be created and jobs and the federal government would not be penalizing our work and we would get more work and jobs. >> sounds good to me, rick, to you? >> here's the problem. i will not touch incredibly regressive nature of this. >> by regressive, it hits the poor more than the rich? >> exactly. put the brakes on a economy, imagine what happens here. first of all, to keep the revenue neutral, you are looking at a 20 or 30 percent sales tax . add that to the state tax that governor gindale wants to add. no one will be able to afford it or go shopping. >> steve, this is a country of experiment ground . the states experiment with things that mig do better. >> there are 9 states who don't have a personal income tax. you compare the state of vermont with the state of new hampshire. new hampshire has no sales tax or personal income tax a
MSNBC
Jan 6, 2013 4:00am PST
john correspond anyo cornyn threatened a partial government shutdown. the coming deadlines will be the next flash points in our ongoing fight to bring fiscal sanity to washington. it may be necessary to shut down the government in order to secure the long-term fiscal well-being of our country, rather than plod along the path of greece, italy and spain. president obama needs to take note and put forth a plan immediately. and pat tume voiced the same sentiment in week earlier on "morning joe." >> our opportunity is on the debt ceiling. the president made it very clear. he doesn't want to have a discussion about it, because he knows this is where we have lev range. we republicans need to tolerate a temporary partial government shutdown which is what it could mean and insist we will get off the road to greece. >> i don't doubt that 72% want to see the spending cuts. which way do you think the public sentiment swings if there is a government shutdown? >> i think that pat toomey is confused. it's a continuing resolution. if they don't fund the continuing resolution, the government will shut
PBS
Jan 11, 2013 6:30pm PST
to fight against terrorist elements. >> so far, the german government is holding back. >> a military solution alone will not solve the problem in mali. we must therefore intensify political efforts. >> in germany has cast doubt on whether they will help train government forces fighting the chaotic situation on the ground. the presidents of the french operation in the western african country will last as long as is necessary. >> in washington, d.c.,, and karzai meeting with president barack obama a winehouse. they were reviewing strategy for the future of the two country's relationship. >> he said u.s. forces would be moving into a support role by this spring. he said that it was within reach. he said the afghan government would soon start direct talks with the taliban. for more on this story, we're going live to our correspondent in washington. what do we know now about the new framework for the u.s. a moment in afghanistan? >> the details on any security agreement that would kick in after 2014. president obama pointing out the goals of any security agreements, the training and assis
LINKTV
Jan 9, 2013 5:30am PST
2000 prisoners are to be released by the syrian government in exchange for 48 iranian hostages. the iranian men were kidnapped in august by rebel forces, and they delivered an ultimatum october saying they would kill the hostages if syrian prisoners were not released. the swap was brokered by a turkish charity. for more let's bring in hashem, joining us near the border with syria. what do we know on the swap deal? >> the main charity, the humanitarian based assistance that broker the deal, they said the prisoner swap is under way. 48 iranians were released on the outskirts of the capital and 2100 syrians are to be released in different areas. damascus, homs, hana -- so it is going to take a few hours during the day before the whole process is completed. what is happening is the following. measures from a aid agency along with it -- officials from the ministry of the interior are monitoring the prisoner swap. it is very crucial, very critical. they have to ensure that all the prisoners are to be released today. four of them are turkish nationals. we have been asking the spokesperson
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Jan 4, 2013 7:00pm PST
case has caused anger and protests across india. in response, the government has set up a fast track court to deal with assaults against women. the description of this attack will no-doubt and put additional pressure on the government. charles stratford, al jazeera. >> the venezuelan presidents health condition seems to have taken a turn for the worst. he is due to be sworn in for a new term in was than a week, but he may not be well enough to attend. there is concern about the delay. others want to know why he has not been seen in public since having cancer surgery. >> it has been almost a month since people in venezuela have seen or heard hugo chavez. people have not seen a picture or heard a phone call from the president. there are lots of rumors and speculations going around. the minister of communications announced the president was suffering from a severe lung infection. this week, the president received a visit in havana from the vice president, the president of the national assembly, and his older brother. for many, this is an example of the gravity of the situation. many won
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Jan 10, 2013 8:00pm EST
of -- a lot of faces i see that i know both in and out of the government. i knew your background but i didn't know how good you were until today. all kidding aside, it is great to be here and talking about what really is a very important subject, no matter what day of the of the weekend wet week of the month or year it is. henry stimson reminded me a lot of sam nunn. like henry stimson, sam still does have a long and illustrious career in public surface but stimson did and he approached in the same way sam did and that is in a very classical and nonpartisan manner. i think mr. simpson, stick secretary stimson were alive today he would be taking the lead with his trademark judicious approach to the issues of afghanistan. he would be studying, he would be analyzing the challenges we now face in afghanistan. now he probably would speak this week are asked to take on the role of sigar. but i know henry stimson. in all seriousness, the position i was offered back in june as the special and spec or general for afghan reconstruction was both a challenge and an opportunity of a lifetime
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Jan 4, 2013 5:30am PST
discriminations by the shia-led government. almost a million remain homeless in the philippines. thousands of shark fins discovered on a rooftop in hong kong. controversial delicacy is booming. ♪ less than a week before he is due to be sworn in for a second term, the latest news on venezuelan president is not encouraging. the government says hugo chÁvez is suffering from complications from a severe lung infection after cancer surgery in cuba of. >> under pressure for more information on the state of the nation's leader, venezuelan officials have told us more about hugo chÁvez's cancer. >> falling the sensitive surgery on december 11, commander hugo chÁvez has faced complications as a consequence of a severe lung infection which has resulted in a respiratory deficiency that requires hugo chÁvez to remain in strict compliance with his medical treatment. >> chÁvez successor has been appearing regularly assuring people the president will return. sooner or later, we will see commander hugo chÁvez with us. >> chÁvez only named maduro the successor last month. the last time ch
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Jan 7, 2013 6:00am PST
sometimes order the media to stay away from stories that put the party or the government in an unfavorable light. staff at a newspaper took the rare step of running an editorial, calling journalists and protesters to calm down. some chinese aren't listening. they feel the censors went too far. about a dozen people gathered in beijing to show solidarity with the reporters. back in guangzhou city, police arrived to keep the demonstrators away from the newspaper's office. they removed the flowers and got into a quarrel with some of the protesters. >> translator: if we do not stand for this newspaper now, we won't get support next time. >> reporter: a new group of leaders took control of china's communist party last fall. these demonstrators and members of the media are finding out some of the old ways are still in practice. nhk world, beijing. >>> wildfires have broking o brn 130 places in australia. the southern island of tasmania has been hardest hit. flames burned down 250 buildings and policere still trying to locate dozens of missing people. >> reporter: the fires have covered tasmania i
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Jan 10, 2013 7:00pm PST
it more vulnerable. >> there is no government here. daly and bomb blasts are becoming routine and government is doing nothing they should go back to barracks. we are being targeted because of them. >> no one has claimed responsibility. the civilian government is just three months from the end of the term, but it has been unable to contain violence and deliver security in many parts of the country i spoke to the south asia adviser by the united states institutes of peace. i asked him to tell us more about a group of has claimed responsibility. >> it is a sectarian groups that has been around for a long time, and it has been closed to outside of. it has operated as an odd kind of franchise, so while they are conducting an -- as an outside the -- al qaeda franchise, so they are conducting violence. today is just one incident in a long list. it was basically gone in and found partners in different countries. they are not just targeting violence. they are linked to they have learned from this, and they have a lot of connections in pakistan and afghanistan and yemen and iraq. more and m
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